There is also a YouTube channel with earlier music...
To get this album and other ones go here:
There is also a YouTube channel with earlier music...
Feel guilty not posting this earlier...
Released in the beginning of summer it just slided farther and deeper into the abyss of will be posted tomorrow....
But better late than never?
This was a initiative taken by nanoloop user and fanatic(?) Gescaeap.
Containing a set of tracks all made with the Mobile version of Nanoloop.
So here it is for your listening pleasure.
This is something magick! Nanoloop taking the step into its own hardware but with some very nice extra features... Analog filter, midi in and out and a mighty nice look.
Perfect for confusing fellow travelers on trains and buses...
For what it is the price is great. Less than a Volca but so much more exciting.
It is still on Kickstarter but is already fully funded. Took about a day...
Here is what is said:
The original nanoloop software started as a study project to explore the game-like character of making electronic music on little devices. Developed from ground up around the Game Boy’s button interface and tiny greyscale display, it introduced the 4×4 stepsequencer matrix and a simple, flat structure for easy access, with graphical elements reduced to a couple of dots and digits.
While the first version of nanoloop (still available as “nanoloop one”) relies on the Game Boy’s internal tone generators, subsequent variations have their very own sound:
Nanoloop two implements an FM-based software synthesizer on the Game Boy Advance’s 16 MHz CPU and the latest version nanoloop mono embeds a complete synth with true analog filters inside the cartridge.
The new nanoloop device merges these two approaches and combines FM with analog for maximum flexibility.
Gesceap an avid nanoloop user and creator of two albums using the mobile version of nanoloop are now in the process of looking for contributors to release a compilation of music made with the Android or iOS version.
Please send music or if having questions here:
To listen to Gesceap go here:
It as been Beta testing for awhile but there is a need for more testers...
Yapps that means you!
The developer has been busy with other projects as well...
One being a hand-held gameboy style hardware sequencer/synthesizer that will be very interesting to hear when finished.
Go here and sign up for the Beta:
Prototype 1 of the new machine...
Did post about this abum but now it got a nice little review by the Cheap Bit Sid website.
To read it go here:
Interesting album made using Nanoloop and here is what the artist says on his Bandcamp site:
Gesceap uses Nanoloop on iOS and Android devices to create a mix of electronic music styles focusing on deep bass and eclectic beats. Rhythmatic elements come from ambient noises, voices and well-known breaks while all melodic portions are generated by the app's soft synths.
Tunes are well developed for live mixing which can be seen on YouTube, while the source .nan files can be downloaded and dissected from GitHub.
released May 4, 2018
So the Nanoloop family have a new member.
Okay so it is not Android but it is a portable and old school and funky, so felt that it had to get mentioned. Plus that an old gameboy can be had for like 10-15 moneys...
Ahh the cartridge is more expensive of course but analogue mojo with three channels for 69 moneys is more or less what other gadgets cost, like pocket operators and the like... Plus have admiration for this single developer to just keep pushing such a niche product as much as he is.
Here are some facts and link:
r = Rectangular Wave
On the original Game Boy models, one pin of the cartridge connector functions as audio input, connected to the built-in amplifier. This unique feature allows to generate sound on the cart and play it through the headphone output on a completely analog signal path.
In the nanoloop mono cart, the analog components (op-amps, comparators, logic cells etc) of a PIC microcontroller are connected and configured in such a way that they form a hybrid soundchip with 3 analog filters and a true random noise generstor, using only a few passive external components.
The cart is a flat but very robust PCB with all electronic parts embedded.
Nanoloop mono is a stepsequencer with per-step control for all parameters. There are 8 banks of flash memory each of which can hold 15 patterns per channel and a song structure.
DMG (original Game Boy) OK, clean and bassy
Game Boy Pocketworks, but less bass, more hiss, whine
Game Boy Colorworks, but very little / distorted bass, a lot of hum and whine
Game Boy Advancedoesn't work, cart won't even boot
Allthough amplitudes are the same as with internal sound, with nanoloop mono's softer characterisic, differences in audio quality are more noticeable.
Some improvement is possible by adding capacitors to the Game Boy's main board ("bass mod" and "noise filter mod"). However, GB Pocket will still produce a high-pitched whine and GB color will still hum and distort basses.
In conclusion, only the original Dot Matrix Game Boy can be recommended.
Nanoloop mono offers the same sync options as nanoloop one.
Here is a initiative worth participating in that is worth participating in.
nanoloop long-form minimalism
Compilation submissions are now open!
Let's make some long nanoloop tracks!
This is a compilation for those who either can't write tracks short enough to be considered for the usual chiptune compilations, or for those who usually write short tracks and want to experiment a little. Basically anyone who wants to write long-form tracks :D
I've made these a little more strict than I first intended, but consider it a challenge to get creative.
- Any version of Nanoloop is allowed (including multiple copies of same/different versions). This includes the iOS/Android versions, but to even the playing field, please avoid using external samples.
- MINIMUM length of 10 minutes. No maximum.
- ANY genre is fine, but a minimalist/repetitive version of chosen genre is encouraged.
- Submitted tracks must have some consistency throughout the compostion. Tracks with multiple sections are great, but try to avoid a "megamix" of clearly very different pieces. This isn't a collection of EPs.
- NO external effects or sound generators, with the exception of using EQ/compression. Please note that I may get these tracks lightly mastered/limited just to get volume levels consistent.
- External clock signals are permitted, ONLY to control speed of sequencer.
- Editing after recording is permitted.
- Collaborations are permitted and encouraged.
DEADLINE AND SUBMISSIONS
I'd like to get this closed by 1st October 2017.
Upload your submission to Dropbox, Google Drive, your own hosting, or similar, along with a text file containing your artist name, track title, and any additional notes including the version(s) of nanoloop used. Feel free to get as academic or wanky as you like :D
I'll aim for a mid-October or early November release, depending on how long it takes me to get artwork together and master it.
To submit tracks go here:
A 43 minute long jam using two Nanooops on Gameboys that sounds good and Nanoloop on a device have even more funcionality than the Nanoloop cartridge version...
The end of the year polls start to amass and Synthopia lets people vote for their favorite DAW.
To my surprise Nanoloop was listed as one! Which is weird as it is not a desktop thing but hey lets all go and vote and maybe it will beat all the bloated heavy hitters.
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